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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Tylissos is an historical village and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit. It is located 16 km west of Heraklion.

This traditional stone house has been built approx. 120 ago and it has been declared from the archeological department of the Ministry of Culture as a Landmark. It has been fully restored to its original form. It lies in a quiet rural village 20 min by car and 35 min by bus from shops and beaches in Heraklion. It enjoys panoramic views dominated by the classic cretan landscape. The village has a traditional taverna and a mini market. and plenty of choices nearby for those who love nature and hiking.

The house has been restored to retain many of the original stone features and care has been taken to keep the traditional style by installing ceilings and stairs of timber. The stone walls are 50cm thick and keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

On the ground floor, there is a living room and a dining area with a very old fireplace which we protect dearly by not using it. Two stone arches lead you to the yard and a wooden stair to the first floor. The separate fitted kitchen and bathroom are accessed through the yard. On the first floor, a large landing leads to a bedroom with two double beds a fitted wardrobe and timber ceilings.

Outside the main building, there is a stone-walled yard made exactly like the old traditional ones. The house has been restored to a high standard.

The archaeological site of Ancient Tylissos is located in a strategic location, in the north corner of the village of Tylissos, south-west of Heraklion on the road to Anoyeia and Mount Psiloritis. Ancient Tylissos was a Minoan city that was flourished in (phone number hidden) BC mainly because it was amid the road that led from Knossos to the west Minoan centers and Ida Mount. In 1450 BC it was destroyed, but was rebuilt and prospered until 1200 BC.

In Tylissos the archaeologists found several plaques and jars inscribed with Linear A, which is the “language of the palaces”, as it has been detected only in palaces and luxurious Minoan mansions. Other impressive items that were found are the miniature paintings, which are compared in fine art only with those of Knossos. Finally, many tombs have been found in the area (many of them already plundered) dating back in (phone number hidden)BC with painted clay sarcophagi, jewelry, stamps, etc.

Around the area of Tylissos you can visit a significant number of caves including the Kamilari Cave, Hainospilios Cave, Doxsa Cave, Trapeza Cave and Arkalospilios Cave. There are also two gorges which are namely: the Almiros gorge, the Gonies gorge. Agrotourism is also a very popular among visitors all year round. Arolithos village, Ktima Kares and Agrotikon are the most visited sites for this and other leisure activities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, TV
Utilities Dishwasher, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden

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Calendar last updated:28 Jun 2014

Based in Germany

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  • French
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